Press Release
October 24, 2018

GIANT FOOD ALERTS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARY RECALL OF OWN BRAND SALADS

Giant Food announced it removed from sale Own Brand Salads Homestyle Pasta & Mozzarella Salad, Roasted Corn & Edamame Salad and Firecracker Slaw following a recall by ASK Foods due to the vegetable ingredient supplied by McCain Foods potentially being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes or Salmonella.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Own Brand Homestyle Pasta & Mozzarella Salad (Located in Deli)
  • Own Brand Roasted Corn & Edamame Salad (Located on Salad Bar)
  • Own Brand Firecracker Slaw (Located on Salad Bar)

Giant has received no reports of consumer illnesses to date. Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

Customers who have purchased this product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call A.S.K. Foods at 717-838-6356 ext. 132. In addition, customers may call Giant Food Customer Service at 888-469-4426 for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant Food website at www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food Giant Food is headquartered in Landover, Md. and operates 164 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. Giant Food employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 164 stores are 154 full-service pharmacies. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.

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